Hi, we're Kate & Cass, a doctor and exercise physiologist.
We met working together, where we bonded over our shared love of helping people to improve their health through evidence-based lifestyle strategies. As well as clinicians, we are both researchers because we are absolutely committed to understanding how to improve healthy life expectancy.
We created Project Three Six Twelve because we wanted to use the lessons we had learnt in clinic and from our research to help more people improve their health. We believe that there is no point living as long as possible if you’re not having fun. Everyday we see what an amazing difference exercise and nutrition make to people’s moods and well-being. We also see that health is not just about our bodies, but also about our minds. We use a combined approach because while improving physical fitness can be a pathway to better mental health, strategies that foster positive emotion to help provide the motivation to make lifestyle changes.
We’ve designed these exercise programs for women 40 and beyond based on the work we do in clinic and our research, creating fun and accessible programs to improve health for the present and future.
We hope you have as much fun doing them as we have had creating them!
Kate is a physician, researcher, writer and mother of three who is passionate about empowering people to improve their health and longevity through lifestyle. Kate initially studied medicine because she loved science and wanted to apply this to help people. She completed training in internal medicine and was drawn to geriatric medicine because it is a truly holistic specialty, with the added benefit of life lessons from people who have achieved a very long life!
Kate’s clinical experience inspired her to do a PhD to better understand frailty and how this interacts with social factors. She uses this knowledge and practical clinical experience to offer an evidence-based overview on health and aging. She has written for many media outlets, including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, Whimn and Mamamia. She also regularly gives talks.
Outside work, she loves spending time with her children, and of course keeping fit.
Starting as a sports-mad teenager, Cass has been working in the fitness industry for fifteen years. She initially started working as a personal trainer, but soon realised that she wanted to be able to do more for her clients and so completed a degree to become an accredited exercise physiologist. This only made her even more determined to understand how exercise can mitigate age related changes in muscle function, so she decided to do a PhD. For Cass, the most exciting part of research is its highly dynamic environment, the endless opportunities to learn and the possibility of contributing to improving health outcomes in society. The initial love of sports has transformed into a deep understanding of muscle from the cellular level to the squat!
Cass still works with clients, and her favourite part of of this is helping them achieve their goals, big and small. Cass has used this deep level of scientific knowledge and client experience to develop a unique program to help women achieve their strength goals.
When she’s not working, Cass likes getting back to the country where she grew up.
Why choose Project Three Six Twelve?
We know there are many online well-being programs, but unlike most our program is specifically designed for women in their 40s and beyond. We don’t want you to do our program to tone your booty (although that is a likely happy side-effect!); we want you to join our program because you want to get the most out of life, and recognise our holistic approach to 12-week programs as an enabler to achieve that.